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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Deafvl800rider View Post
Not me, I'm the exception. Check my posting with pix above your posting. You'll see both mufflers still in place when I removed rear wheel.

Get the bike up in the air... One thing we all have to be careful with antifreeze reservoir located under the bike which have tube coming out from bottom (bad design) and if anything hit tubing that attaches under reservoir, It'll break off plastic tubing. I broke mine and I had to repair it. So far it's holding well with modified plastic tube and really strong plastic glue. Every time I lift my bike, I have to position stand where it won't touch that sucker!!

#3.. Pry off Drive side dust cover.... What Dust cover!? I don't need em, I just literally threw it away. Cuz it looks nice without it..

I would do your way if I ever get flat in middle of the trip.

Was Bear! said to remove the muffler! And I stand by my question.
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Something that may be helpful for breaking the bead. (I saw a video and tried). Take a square edged shovel, place it about an inch out from the rim, angle the shovel end vertical and sharply pounce on it. (Remove the valve core first). I broke the bead on the rear tire on the first shot, front tire, third shot. My buddies were laughing at me until it worked!( A few drinks were involved )
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I managed to break the bead by accident. I got a flat, had to "ride" it a couple miles, so took it real slow. It wasn't bad, running with turn signal on, about 10 mph. Nearly home I got a little cocky and took a corner at maybe 2 mph. The bead broke, and from that point it was very difficult to go forward. Hit gas, go 2 feet sideways & 2 feet forwards with feet out as out-riggers. Repeat... Yeah, the bead was completely broke. I did not reuse the badly worn rear tire, but if it were a simple puncture, I'd try the bead breaking that way, turning the handlebar whichever way helped break the bead the way I needed it. I hope this helps someone.
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Great Thread!

Great thread that was very helpful in changing a rear tire. Not as easy as some bikes but not bad. Good time to clean things up and lube.
I put a Kenda Kruz on mine becuase I don't want to do it very often.
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Nice write up on changing a flat tire. I have a bead breaker that will fit in my side bag. It's pretty small, and you use a wrench to tighten it, and it pops the bead without any real force. It has 2 jaws, and clamps down on both sides, and works wonders.
I will post a pic as soon as I find a pic of it.
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Thank You very much for manual. And for the trick with exhaust)))) Thanks
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Originally Posted by dfinitlydisturbd View Post

How do you break a bead on the road?
ah, carry a" c "clamp large enough. to fit the rear tire, will fit in saddle bag easy.works like a charm,just bought one at northern tools, for 10 bucks. did both of mine that way yesterday, I recently got a bike jack at same place, for 100 bucks on sale ,so was able to get bike in air enough, to get rear wheel out from under the rear fender,damn boat tail ha.

Ride it ,don't hide it ,,,

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